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    TRYING TO DECREASE DRAG AND TOP HEAVINESS

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    Looks Great Pat!!!

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    Thanx seemed to perform well over w/e in the sound
    weather was fantastic
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    Nice job, is that glassed-over wood, fiberglass w/ a gelcoat, or wood with an epoxy/resin topcoat?

    Looks good whatever it is.
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    Maast-fiberglass over wood. cut and dismantled down and exposed one section of bare plywood then covered that and the added supports for radar arch with fiberglass. then painted, will paint white later
    turned out pretty good for work by 3 rookies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK NIMROD View Post
    Thanx seemed to perform well over w/e in the sound
    weather was fantastic
    Was there a noticable difference?

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    hard to say weather was so nice and water calm. and boat was heavily loaded.
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    so how did adding wood and glass make it lighter on top?

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    bullelkkiller-
    removed 100 lbs of wood and fiberglass, if not more.
    ? 20 feet of 2" ALUMINUM TUBING (railing)
    steering wheel, hydraulics and controls ,
    alot of wiring, 3 hatches
    5 foot long bench seat ( 2 x 18" wood and aluminum base and 3 swivel seats. )

    adding 6 foot 1 x 4 , inside support and less than 2 6 foot 2 x 6 ' s (new support for radar arch) couple dozen bolts and screws and fiberglass and paint
    seems to me i added alot less than i removed. could be wrong????

    larger cabin with flying bridge was added to this boat at some point. it was not designed for that and i'm sure that moved center of gravity up plus added wind drag of flying bridge.
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    Pat,

    How has your economy improved? If I recall, you were not happy when you first ran her and then you made some adjustments. I can't remember if you posted the results last season or not. Heck, I can't remember what I had for dinner two nights ago.

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    spoiled one-
    this trip was down from 17gph (2 seasons ago nl load) to 14 (23-24 nph) heavily loaded. last year with changes i made mostly duo prop was down to 11.5-12 gph 21nph Normal load I did replace the carb but did not seem to make much difference.
    so it is improved had hoped for 10 or less

    boat did sit higher than expected this year with heavy load after recent mods.
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